The bass fishing reports received over the past 10 days should peak your interest about as much as a colonoscopy. While a few have scored with limited success, many are scratching there backside wondering where the hell they’ve disappeared to. And you’re reading this to find answers???? yeah right.
- Lake Rousseau – 11 anglers fished a bass club tournament last week with scalding results. … 5 fish caught TOTAL….1st place Milt Shuffield 2 fish weighing 3.72 lbs….2nd place Bud Henry had 2 fish that weighed an enormous 1.78 lbs….and Big Bass weighed a hole (yeah it’s spelled right) 2.75 lbs….Phil McNeal gets an honorable mention for 3rd with a giant weight 1.60 lbs.
- Lake Harris – My neighbor Stan Lippian & I fished Lake Harris 4 times since Oct 1st….Results have mirrored previous bullet. Oct 1st produced one 2 lb keeper on trick worm. Oct 2nd produced a 5 fish limit but only 1 bass was over 14″….the other 4 were waiver fish measuring between 12″ to 14″….2 caught on a toad….1 on worm….others on lipless crankbait. Oct 6th produced one 2.5 keeper on a toad between 2 anglers that fished 6 hrs. Oct 8th my fishing buddy Stan Lippian caught one 2 lbr and 1 waiver fish.
- Johns Lake – 8 anglers fished a club tournament Oct 7….total fish caught 9….1st place 5 bass that weighed 8.54….Big Bass 3.23 lbs….this writer caught 3 that weighed 5.32. One caught on a Pop R & 2 on Flukes. Johns Lake tournament fish all had to be over 14 inches.
At least our buddy Wayne Barksdale, that’s been featured on here numerous times, caught a decent bass on the Winter Haven Chain last week FUN FISHING. Hellllooooo…you tournament guys reading this?
Having had dismal results recently, things needed to be put into perspective. Seen the headlines lately? Ever been through a flood? Lose any possessions? Or even worse, a loved one? Kinda puts a different twist to a bad day of fishing doesn’t it.
Oct 5th while fishing a canal that was covered by a canopy of trees with sunlight glistening through the leaves, there’s me and nature, when a movement catches my eye. I looked up and noticed a huge owl within 50 ft perched on a limb as if to say “What are you doing in my realm?” I remained as still as possible but the boat moving forward spooked this majestic creature. I spoke out loud as it flew off & said WOW! I was all alone – or was I? Also alone when the toothy critter below left made off with my bait. I spoke out loud then….you had to hear me say _________ <— fill in the blank!
So the next time you’re out castin’ & crankin’ & you’re po’d because these stupid green fish are dieting, just remember you’ve got it better than most….life is good!
See you Tuesday at the meeting